The former Ukrainian MP Andrii Artemenko who is considered to be the author of the controversial plan to resolve the Ukrainian-Russian conflict. Photo: Andrii Artemenko / Facebook
Former MP from Ukraine's Radical Party Andrii Artemenko who is reported to have put together a peace plan for the Ukrainian-Russian relations has said he never met or talked to Paul Manafort or Konstantin Kilimnik.
The peace plan that was handed over to Michael Flynn, then-U.S. national security advisor, a week before his resignation allegedly touched upon things like lifting the sanctions against Russia and the possibility of leasing Crimea to Russia for 50 to 100 years. It also allegedly had some evidence of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's corrupt activities.
In a comment to Hromadske, Artemenko also added that he continues to lobby the ideas from his plan in the United States with congressmen and senators.
"I am convinced that any actions - especially when they are directed at [finding] paths to peace - will result in a victory. I am sure that some of my offers were heard in the offices where world fates are being decided," Artemenko who after being stripped of Ukrainian citizenship lives in the U.S. told Hromadske.
This comes a day after a failed redaction of a court filing revealed that Paul Manafort, a former aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, also took part in the discussions regarding this "peace plan."
A failed redaction of a court filing revealed that Paul Manafort, a former aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, also took part in the discussions regarding this "peace plan." Photo: Josh Kovensky / Twitter
Manafort's attorneys appeared to have made a mistake in redacting their filing today - copy/pasting the redaction into a new doc reveals the text, like this tidbit about Konstantin Kilimnik pic.twitter.com/3a6ZuRQBq7— Josh Kovensky (@JoshKovensky) January 8, 2019
Artemenko was expelled from the Radical Party and stripped of his passport when the news of the peace plan emerged in a New York Times article in February.